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Chez Jeannette

Susie Hollands and Ana Lee-Karkar writing for VINGT Paris

Jeannette

This is a new-look for the very tatty old bar once frequented students from L'Ecole internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq next door.  Now THE right bank hang-out for the arty-fashion-gay crowd, the bar is located right on the Strasbourg St Denis Market opposite Passage Brady's Indian alley - yes, a quartier trés métissé.

The food is decent and a solid choice for Sunday brunch - featuring "Jeannette's burger" - most dishes range from 7.50 to 19 euros. Of course it's more the high quality people-watching than gastronomical value we're seeking here.

The 1940s wallpaper is a throw-back to the era of the original Jeannette, an Auvergnate who passed the Bistro on to the next generation (from the region that famously produced and assisted the Costes as well as countless other Bistro and cafe owners) ...on the condition that they did not radically change the décor.  That's the reason it's a truly authentic patina - with a very slight sheen.

No drinks allowed outside which is the major down side and keeps La Perle in our good books. If we were to compare the two, we'd say Chez Jeannette has a slightly higher percentage of bearded men.

Chez Jeannette
47, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
75010 Paris

More photos of Chez Jeannette on our Flickr group.

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